Dr. Anand said the first task would be to define the Region based on natural resources like water, topography etc. He chalked out a strategy on how to set up the necessary task forces consisting the CTP’s of both Pondicherry and Tamilnadu and officials from both the governments together with resource persons from Auroville, who have already done a lot of work on specific issues, Intach and Pondy CAN and other experts in the field.
A Component plan will have to be worked out on all these following issues:
1) Regional Planning,
5) Health, Education and Livelihoods (income generation for the urban and rural poor)
6) Heritage, Conservation, Arts and Culture, Tourism
7) Demography and Economics and
8) Environmental management and sustainability.
This meeting was the first step for building a regional collaboration for a sustainable development of this region
It was attended by:
Dir. MBO, OSD, JNnurm, HUPA, Delhi,
Chief Town Planner, T&CPD,
Mr Chandrapal Singh
Chief Engineer PWD, Pondicherry
and other officials from PWD, T&CPD, PPA, HUDCO, several NGOs and members of Auroville.